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Saturday July 14, 2018

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An Update on Directions to Fix or Rectify Building Work
Residential
Wednesday July 4 2018

An Update on Directions to Fix or Rectify Building Work

Plenty has been written both in Victoria and elsewhere as to the issue of defective cladding on the externals of buildings.

Australia Needs Tougher Home Energy Efficiency Standards
Green
Friday March 16 2018

Australia Needs Tougher Home Energy Efficiency Standards

Since the last upgrade to residential energy efficiency requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC) in 2010, power bills have soared and technologies and design options...

Which Approach to Non-Complying Products is Best?
Buildings
Wednesday March 14 2018

Which Approach to Non-Complying Products is Best?

Since the Grenfell tragedy in London and the Lacrosse apartment debacle in Melbourne, politicians of all stripes have been under pressure to act on combustible cladding...

Wynne’s Game of Russian Roulette: Playing With People’s Lives
Residential
Tuesday March 6 2018

Wynne’s Game of Russian Roulette: Playing With People’s Lives

A recent ruling by the Supreme Court should send shockwaves throughout the Victorian community.

Prosecutable Offences Under the Victorian Building Act 1993
Business
Thursday February 22 2018

Prosecutable Offences Under the Victorian Building Act 1993

There is a litany of ways by which a property owner or building practitioner can run afoul of the penalty provisions of the Building Act 1993.

Resolving Fire Safety for Aluminium Composite Cladding Products
Commercial
Tuesday December 19 2017

Resolving Fire Safety for Aluminium Composite Cladding Products

The problems surrounding the Building Code and its enforcement with respect to aluminium composite panels (“ACPs”) used for building cladding, along with the dangers of combustibility...

Do Depreciation Deductions Apply to You?
Business
Tuesday November 28 2017

Do Depreciation Deductions Apply to You?

Owners of income producing properties are eligible to claim tax deductions for a number of expenses involved in holding a property, but all too often investors...

Is This the End of Dodgy Directors?
Business
Wednesday November 22 2017

Is This the End of Dodgy Directors?

A little while back, we were running a claim for a consultant who had done work for some developers who had set up here. We did...

Can Building Regulations Deliver ?
Business
Thursday September 28 2017

Can Building Regulations Deliver ?

Legislation cannot be used as an effective means of controlling recalcitrant behaviour unless the enforcement regime has real purchase.

Business
Feb 6 2018
New Depreciation Legislation for Australian Property Investors

In one of the most dramatic changes to property depreciation legislation in more than 15 years, Parliament has passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (Housing Tax Integrity)...

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